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Far Corner


Lake Tahoe

The easiest couloir in the sidecountry of Kirkwood but also a bit far

Freeride Skiing Difficult

886 m
0 m
351 m
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
3 km
Far Corner Map

This is a popular freeride skiing route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's remote, it features low exposure (e1) and is typically done between January and April. From a low point of 2.6 km to the maximum altitude of 3 km, the route covers 886 m, 0 vertical metres of ascent and 351 vertical metres of descent. It's graded 2.2 and Labande grade 3. You'll need skins to complete it safely.


A northwest facing couloir that is fairly wide and not significantly steep. Just lookers left of Pipeline of Peak 9795, this run will go all the way to Emigrant Lake. You will find some cliffs and the outer edges of the main couloir.



Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between January and April


  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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